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Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.
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Fraud email example:
From: "UEMATSU KUNIO" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 11:30:48 +0000
Subject: I would like to invest in your country call me +852 6720 2304
Dear Sir / Madam,
My name is Mr.Uematsu Kunio, an Airport Architect / Building Contractor from Japan.The International Monetary Fund, (IMF ) cum World Bank statistics shows that the Economy of your country is fertile and will be more profitable in few years to come.I am interested to invest in your country through you. I am in Hong-Kong now with the Sum of Sixty Five Million,Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars ($65,500.000.00) that I would like to invest in your country if possible.
I made this money through a contract awarded to me in Osaka during the relocation of Osaka Airport, Kansai region of Japan. I am not safe if I go back to Japan. I hope you can understand my plight and kindly support me to invest this money properly in your country with your candid assistance.
Please get back to me as soon as possible or Call me let¡¯s talk.
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